Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
profit, advantage, benefit
Kun:
き.く
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
203 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 利 【リ】 advantage, benefit, profit, interest
  • 利上げ 【リアゲ】 increase in interest rates
  • 低利 【テイリ】 low interest rate
  • 水利 【スイリ】 utilization of water, water supply, irrigation, water transportation, navigability (e.g. of a river)

Kun reading compounds

  • 効く 【きく】 to be effective, to take effect, to be good (for), to work, to function well, to be possible (to do, use, etc.), to be able to, to taste (alcohol), to try

Readings

Japanese names:
かが、 と、 とし、 のり、 み、 りい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li4
Korean:
ri

Spanish

  • ganancia
  • ventaja
  • beneficio
  • ser efectivo

Portuguese

  • lucro
  • vantagem
  • benefício

French

  • profit
  • avantage
  • bénéfice
528 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
626 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
596 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
219 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
200 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
355 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
436 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
329 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
329 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
248 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
189 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1431 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
757 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1029 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
915 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1932 Morohashi
1114 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
466 New Nelson (John Haig)
906 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
972 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
180 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
491 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2243 2001 Kanji
5d2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
2290.0 Four corner code
1-45-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5229 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
Variants:
pay, clear out, prune, banish, dispose of
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
813 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 払暁 【フツギョウ】 dawn, daybreak

Kun reading compounds

  • 払う 【はらう】 to pay (e.g. money, bill), to brush off, to wipe away, to clear away, to dust off, to cut off (e.g. branches), to drive away (e.g. one's competitors), to sell off (something unneeded), to dispose of, to pay (e.g. attention), to show (e.g. respect, concern), to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice), to expend, to exert, to move out (of one's own place), to vacate, to sweep (e.g. one's legs), to knock aside, to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy), to reset (an abacus)

Readings

Japanese names:
はらい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fu2, bi4
Korean:
bul, pil

Spanish

  • pagar
  • saldar
  • liquidar
  • tributar

Portuguese

  • pagamento
  • limpar
  • podar
  • bamir
  • livra-se de

French

  • payer
  • nettoyer
  • tailler
  • bannir
  • se débarrasser de
1766 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
664 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1828 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
904 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
555 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
582 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
591 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
189 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
855 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
225 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
143 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
746 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11784 Morohashi
194 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2062 New Nelson (John Haig)
738 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
798 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1048 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1371 2001 Kanji
3c2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
5203.0 Four corner code
1-42-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6255 Unicode hex code